Spalted English Walnut Bowl

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Project by SugarbeatCo posted 10-23-2012 03:04 AM 994 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a pretty unique piece of English Walnut. It was a from a tree that was harvested across the street from our shop. This particular piece was near the graft line giving it a really unique coloring for English Walnut (We graft English Walnut to black walnut for bug resistance here in California). The wood was stored in a shed for close to 10 years, so by the time I got to it the spalting had worked its magic just enough to add the dark streaks and a few creamy white pockets as well. Its about 10” x 3”, and was finished with heated mineral oil n beeswax, buffed to what you see here. Hope ya like it, thanks for looking!

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 06:15 AM

Quite a dramatic piece of timber with some history provided, nice job :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 02:53 PM

It’s a rare day when a good turner gets a beautiful piece of wood like that to produce what you did.
Absolutely beautiful, and done to emphasize the grafting. Well done!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 05:06 PM

What a beautiful project wood and turning is perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 05:26 PM

Beautiful ! Haven’t seen spalted walnut before but it’s something I hope I encounter soon !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 05:46 PM

Wow, that’s a very unique looking bowl. Certainly a keeper.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 10-24-2012 03:03 AM

Great wood and a fine piece of work.

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